Revitalising Awaba House

We’re planning for the future of Awaba House. Awaba House was damaged by fire in August 2019.

We’re asking you to share your experiences and memories of Awaba House, and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Along with the work being done by the Community Reference Group and planning and heritage experts, your feedback, ideas and stories will inform the development of draft options for the area.

Click on the map below to share your memories of Awaba House and ideas for the future.

We’re planning for the future of Awaba House. Awaba House was damaged by fire in August 2019.

We’re asking you to share your experiences and memories of Awaba House, and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Along with the work being done by the Community Reference Group and planning and heritage experts, your feedback, ideas and stories will inform the development of draft options for the area.

Click on the map below to share your memories of Awaba House and ideas for the future.

  • Share your memories of historic Awaba House to inform future options

    20 days ago
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    A Community Reference Group including professionals in architecture, design and hospitality will help Awaba House rise from the ashes as part of a Lake Macquarie City Council project to restore the historic site.

    The group’s eight members met for the first time this week to discuss the building’s future following a fire which tore through the property last August.

    Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said input from the wider community would also play a vital role in determining the path ahead.

    “Everyone in the local community is encouraged to share their experiences and memories of...

    A Community Reference Group including professionals in architecture, design and hospitality will help Awaba House rise from the ashes as part of a Lake Macquarie City Council project to restore the historic site.

    The group’s eight members met for the first time this week to discuss the building’s future following a fire which tore through the property last August.

    Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said input from the wider community would also play a vital role in determining the path ahead.

    “Everyone in the local community is encouraged to share their experiences and memories of Awaba House,” Mr Antcliff said.

    “As part of the first phase of consultation, we want to hear what people would like to see the site used for in the future.”

    “Along with the work being done by the Community Reference Group and relevant planning and heritage experts, the community’s feedback, ideas and stories will inform the development of draft options for the area.”

    Mr Antcliff urged the community to visit shape.lakemac.com.au/revitalising-awaba-house by 29 February 2020 to share their stories and ideas.

    “There will be further opportunities in coming months for the community to provide feedback on options as they are developed,” Mr Antcliff said.

  • Be part of the revitalisation of Awaba House

    3 months ago
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    Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from the community to join the Awaba House Revitalisation Community Reference Group to share ideas and consider options for the future of Awaba House.

    Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said this is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in the future of Awaba House.

    “We are seeking community representatives with skills and experience in relevant areas such as design, construction, hospitality or tourism, and willingness to contribute ideas and explore future opportunities for this site,” Mr Antcliff said.

    “Community input into the ...

    Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from the community to join the Awaba House Revitalisation Community Reference Group to share ideas and consider options for the future of Awaba House.

    Council’s Manager Property and Business Development David Antcliff said this is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in the future of Awaba House.

    “We are seeking community representatives with skills and experience in relevant areas such as design, construction, hospitality or tourism, and willingness to contribute ideas and explore future opportunities for this site,” Mr Antcliff said.

    “Community input into the way forward for the site is crucial in determining the best outcomes for the City. Being part of the Reference Group is a great opportunity to have input into a landmark plan that will pave the way for our community and visitors into the future.”

    The Reference Group will comprise of a community chairperson, eight community members, including at least one member of the Lake Macquarie Aboriginal community, and Council staff.

    To register your interest, visit better.lakemac.com.au to download an information package. Registrations close 5pm, Friday 6 December 2019.

    Awaba House, located at Booragul, was affected by fire on Tuesday 20 August 2019.